MEMENTO MORI

MEMENTO MORI

© 2007 Photography and video
Exhibited: Salford Museum and Art Gallery (2007) Nexus Arts Cafe (2013) Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery (2014).

Memento Mori is a Latin phrase meaning "remember death" – These photographs of funerary statues were taken in cemeteries including Pere Lachase in Paris, and look at Victorian romantic ideas about loss, especially the idea that people live on if they are remembered.  The original exhibition marked the 150th anniversary of Salford's Municipal Cemeteries and was sponsored by Olympus Cameras, Ilford Photo and Salford City Council.

A small booklet accompanies the work.

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